COSMETIC

TEETH WHITENING

Teeth whitening involves the use of a peroxide based gel to breakup coloring agents inside the enamel. Not all stains or discolorations can be removed. Realistically, tooth shades will lighten only 2-3 shades from the initial shade. (show shade guide). The final results of teeth whitening are highly variable from patient to patient.

Options:

• Home whitening kits. A custom tray is worn with the gel for a few hours or overnight for at least 4 consecutive days.
• In-office whitening. High concentration peroxide gel is applied by the dentist or dental hygienist directly onto the teeth. This procedure will take approximately 90 minutes.

Advantages:

• Safe.
• Does not weaken tooth structure
• Does not cause pulpal disease

Disadvantages:

• Temporary teeth sensitivity
• Results variable and not permanent